Christmas parties are some of the biggest events of the season so obviously you want to look and feel your most confident self. Of course every Christmas party is different, depending on whether it’s a work outing, catching up with friends or your typical fam jam get together. So you don’t end up throwing all of your clothes out of the wardrobe and exclaiming you’ve nothing to wear, get a head start this year and plan ahead! Here’s our top choices on what to wear for every type of Christmas party.

The Office Christmas Party

Prepping your outfit for your work Christmas party is probably one of the hardest to deliberate. Your boss might be there, colleagues that you don’t know so well and perhaps even a CEO. You’ll want to be more dressed up than you would be for an average day at work but not too sexy or out there that you look unprofessional. Furthermore, you might have to go direct from the office to the venue so simple switch ups to take you from work to play is essential – unless you want to take a suitcase to work!

A jumpsuit is the perfect option for this occasion. Choose a color appropriate for the office, black, grey, or deep jewel tones are all great options. Pair with a stylish blazer or jacket and comfortable flats for the daytime and simply pack a pair of statement heels and some dark lippy to slick on before the party. Easy as 1, 2, stress free. Do avoid plunging necklines that might not go down too well with your superiors and definitely watch your wine intake, the last thing you need is a Bridget Jones scenario where you’re singing dreadful alcohol fueled karaoke in front of your boss!

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Phase Eight Alannis Jumpsuit, £ 79.00

Atos Lombardini Suits And Jackets Blazers, £ 184.00

Irregular Choice Womens Speak Easy High Heels, £ 104.99

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, £ 10.85

Friends Christmas Get Together

For a Christmas party with your friends, you can be your true self. If you love to show some cleavage or a little thigh, go for it! Pull in some Christmas fabric trends like velvet, sequins, silk and fur and allow your personality shine through. Perhaps you’re heading back to your home town for Christmas, meaning you might not have seen your childhood friends in a while. In this case, you’ll definitely want to create an impression, so slay in a hot to trot mini dress, glamourous coat and designer heels and clutch to match.

Don’t forget, Christmas weather can be changeable so always pack a small umbrella so you don’t end up looking like a drowned rat before your outfit has even been adored yet!

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Missguided Blue Velvet Plunge Maxi Dress, £ 45.00

Karen Millen Fur And Suede Gilet, £ 699.00

Ted Baker Gold Contrast Point High Heels, £ 75.00

Sophie Hulme Gold Glitter Perspex Compton Envelope Clutch, £ 689.00

Family Christmas Dinner

Whether it’s your Christmas day outfit or a party with the extended family, no other event calls for alpine jumpers and fair isle knits. Opt for outrageous and over the top or kitsch and sweet for a truly wholesome look. Pair your knitwear with skinny jeans for a relaxed look or a body con maxi skirt for a more dressed up version.

Finish off the look with ankle boots and a fur Cossack hat, you’ll want your feet and head to be warm when you’re undoubtedly asked to nip out to the car or tread the frosty ground to help grandma into the house!

Shop the look! 

Asos Christmas Co Ord Skirt In Fairisle, £ 18.00

Michael Michael Kors Skinny Jeans, £ 130.00

Hispanitas Baltimore Women’s Low Ankle Boots In Gold, £ 133.45

Liska Fur Hat Women Fox Furrabbit Fur One Size, Women’s, White, £ 233.00

John Lewis Fairisle Gloves, £ 16.00